Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has advised beggars to look at begging from the government in they must beg and leave their relatives and individuals out of it, NAN reports.
Speaking in Dutse at the National Conference on Alarammomi (Qur’anic Teachers) organised by the Centre for Qur’anic Reciters in Nigeria, he further stated that Islam is against begging and revealed that the Quran says whoever begs, would resurrect on the day of judgement without flesh on his face.
“Begging is disallowed in Islam and if you must beg for alms, beg the government not individuals or relatives”
“It is better for you to cut firewood and sell to earn a living than to beg.
“Those who beg or seek assistance from individuals will be resurrected on the day of judgement without meat/flesh on their faces.
“And if you must beg, then beg the government not individuals or relatives. This is because they should be responsible for the welfare and wellbeing of citizens.
“Individuals, relatives or neighbours can assist you as gestures of kindness and generosity, but that’s not necessary.
“So, those who are saying that begging is not prohibited in Islam are just misleading you”.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, corroborated the Emir.
“We must change the system in order to ensure brighter future for our children,” he appealed.